Tom Dirsa

Tom grew up on the tip of Cape Cod in Massachusetts and after graduating from Colorado State University he moved to Alberta, Canada for two years, which became a lifetime.

After a successful career as a teacher, basketball coach, and a school administrator that took him and his wife, Margaret, to New England, Saskatchewan, and many communities throughout Alberta, they retired to Leduc, Alberta.

Since his retirement, Tom has worked on his writing skills as a free-lance reporter for a local weekly newspaper, by taking writing courses, and writing books for children.

The story Sweaty Eyes is based on a true incident regarding one of Tom’s grandsons who was diagnosed with ADHD early in his life. BJ is a real person with a quick wit and full of energy. Sweaty Eyes is but one of the interesting incidents that BJ and his grandfather had over the years.